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#51 NeilR

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:16

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In the book about Mallock one of the cars was sent out to qualify unfinished, with openings in the floor on the passengers side. Driver commented that it had no go down the straight but went well around the corners. Theory was the 'shoe box effect' ala a large cockpit opening lead to a low pressure in cockpit that was transferred tot he underfloor by the openings in floor. Car was modified to have a sliding 'inspection' panels operated by driver - closed for straight and open on the corners...or so the story goes.

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#52 Wolf

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:30

Ah, the unintentional aerodynamic benefits... just like Mercedes 300SLR with their aero brake. It was intended to help slow the cars down, but instead Moss found out that it also helped him go around the corners faster. :lol:

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#53 jatwarks

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 13:26

Ah, the unintentional aerodynamic benefits... just like Mercedes 300SLR with their aero brake. It was intended to help slow the cars down, but instead Moss found out that it also helped him go around the corners faster. :lol:

It was said that the Wankel engined NSU Ro80 saloon prototype was shunted in the rear during a test drive. The driver reported an improvement in handling due to the raised boot line caused by the shunt. The design was revised for production to include a raised boot line.